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The mysteries deepen as professional assassins Mireille Bouquet and Yuumura Kirika, now working together under the code name "NOIR", ply their chosen trade even as they search for the mysterious link that connects them. Is there someone out there who already knows? And if so, is it the same mysterious person-or people- who've been playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with them since they first met? Secrets wrap around secrets and the body count continues to rise in the second stunning volume of NOIR.
As Noir, paid assassins who have inherited the mystical designation "two maidens who govern death," Mireille and Kirika continue to search for information about the Soldats who are out to kill them. Screenwriter Ryoe Tsukimura mixes amnesia and executions into a portentious web, but fails to make these remorseless killers sympathetic. They casually dispatch a Middle Eastern revolutionary leader and an ex-KGB agent who's tried to atone for his crimes by feeding the poor. A gangland hit and the quest for an 18th century document forces Mireille to confront her past. In the two-part "Intoccabile," she's pitted against Silvana, the Mafia princess who terrified her as a child on Sicily. Director Kouichi Mashimo uses some scenes as often as six times in a 25-minute episode, which make the stories feel even more static and stilted. (Rated 15 and older: violence, grotesque imagery, alcohol and tobacco use, ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon
Kirika and Mirielle are assassins for hire. They'll rub out anyone for enough money. Kirika has anmesia. All she recalls is the skills she has as an assassin. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by KevinB
Noir is an adventure series based around a French hit woman named Mireille and a Japanese school girl named Kirika. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Graves
In Noir: Vol. 2 - Hit List, Mireille Bouquet and Kirika Yuumura are the duo that make up the international "assassin" known as Noir. Read morePublished on September 12, 2005 by L. Mintah
This Noir DVD starts out with filler, but ends with story. The first two episodes, while somewhat touching and action filled, don't really do much to move the story along, thou... Read morePublished on February 27, 2004 by Michael Valdivielso
Kill or be Killed. Assassination is not an easy job even if it can be done with a single shot.
In Episode 6 - Lost Kitten, to Mireille, killing an old man is an easy job. Read more
Noir's second installment is a grab bag of boredom and intrigue. As many fans of anime have noticed, directors tend to strive for implied meaning and subtlety more so than... Read morePublished on June 6, 2003 by Scott Walldren
This is the 2nd DVD of the Noir series, with four complete episodes.
As expected, the story is unraveled slowly as the series progresses. Read more
The second volume of Noir shows me that this series is continuing to evolve into a deep, engrossing Anime drama; and that is a good sign. Read morePublished on May 25, 2003 by H. A Huffman
The grisly adventures of Mirielle and Kirika continue. Four episodes on this DVD, and another riddle for your decoder glasses. Read morePublished on May 15, 2003 by Amazon Customer